Bernardi Silvestris De Mundi Universitate Libri Duo Sive Megacosmus 1964 German

Bernardi Silvestris De Mundi Universitate Libri Duo Sive Megacosmus 1964 German

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Bernardi Silvestris De Mundi Universitate Libri Duo Sive Megacosmus Et Microcosmus. Dr. Carl Sigmund Barach und Dr. Johann Wrobel, Minerva G. M. B. H., Frankfurt, 1964.

 

Cosmographia ("Cosmography"), also known as De mundi universitate ("On the totality of the world"), is a Latin philosophical allegory, dealing with the creation of the universe, by the twelfth-century author Bernardus Silvestris. In form, it is a prosimetrum, in which passages of prose alternate with verse passages in various classical meters. The philosophical basis of the work is the Platonism of contemporary philosophers associated with the cathedral school of Chartres—one of whom, Thierry of Chartres, is the dedicatee of the work. According to a marginal note in one early manuscript, the Cosmographia was recited before Pope Eugene III when he was traveling in France (1147–48).

 

The work is divided into two parts: "Megacosmus", which describes the ordering of the physical universe, and "Microcosmus", which describes the creation of man.


Orange cover with gilt spine title. Solid binding with nice clean pages and just mild cover wear. 8-1/2 x 6 with 71 pages. In German. Scarce!

 

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